qVariety is the soul of pleasure, q And variety is what this comprehensive new collection of Connie Willis is all about. The stories cover the entire spectrum, from sad to sparkling to terrifying, from classics to hard-to-find treasures with everything in between - orangutans, Egypt, earthworms, roast goose, college professors, mothers-in-law, aliens, secret codes, Secret Santas, tube stations, choir practice, the post office, the green light on Daisy's dock, weddings, divorces, death, and assorted plagues, from scarlet fever to qIt's a Wonderful Life.q And a dog. Famous for her qsure-hand plotting, unforgettable characters, and top-notch writing, q Willis has been called, qthe most relentlessly delightful science fiction writer alive, q and there are numerous examples here. Among them, Willis's most famous stories - the Hugo- and Nebula-Award-winning qFire Watchq and qEven the Queenq and qThe Last of the Winnebagosq - along with undiscovered gems like Willis's heartfelt homage to Jack Williamson, qNonstop to Portales.q Her magical Christmas stories are here, too, from qNewsletterq to qJust Like the Ones We Used to Know...q which last year was made into the TV movie, Snow Wonder, starring Mary Tyler Moore. We've collected stories from throughout Willis's career, from early ones like qCash Cropq and qDaisy, in the Sun, q right up to her newest stories, including the wonderful qThe Winds of Marble Arch.q There's literally something for everyone here. If you're a diehard Willis fan, you'll be delighted with hard-to-find treasures like the until-now uncollected, qThe Soul Selects Her Own Society...q If you've never read Connie Willis, this is your chance to discover qA Letter from the Clearysq and, well, qChance.q To say nothing of, qAt the Rialto, q the funniest story ever written about quantum physicists. And Willis's chilling, qAll My Darling Daughters.q And...oh, there are too many great stories here to list and pleasures galore. So enjoy!aThey all ate the chocolate kisses and left the candy canes. ... a little overboard for Christmas, butaa aNo, a he said, putting his hand awkwardly to his cap, a people who are acting funny, people who arena#39;t themselves? ... What were you saying?
|Title||:||The Winds of Marble Arch And Other Stories|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2013-08-29|